2. Choose an attorney with a history of taking cases to trial if necessary.
Many attorneys that handle personal injury cases have never seen the inside of a courtroom. Once they get your case, they’ll pressure you to settle for a less than you deserve. Insurance companies can be assertive. If they think your attorney is afraid of the courtroom, they’ll take control of negotiations and make absurd offers and make no effort to settle your case.
They know your attorney’s bark is worse than his bite and will push you to fold when he sees that they won’t budge. If your attorney won’t present a case in front of a jury, the insurance company will know it, giving them the power in negotiations.